Applying a Bronzer According to Face Shape for a Natural Sunkissed Look

Do you sometimes wonder how some people always look fresh and sunkissed even during fall? It’s like their complexion is perfect all year round! A healthy-looking skin tone is always on trend and you need a bronzer to add that au naturale glow and warmth to your face.

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Applying bronzer is key to creating the perfect glow you want to achieve. It also enhances your complexion. Strategically applying it according to your face shape makes that glow look so natural. You’ll look like you’re not wearing makeup at all. Also remember that as you gain or lose weight, your face shape may change. Keeping these pointers handy will help you enhance your face shape and complexion. Are you ready? Grab your ELES Anti-Oxidant Bronzer and follow the steps below:

The General Rule in Bronzer Application

Our goal here is to add a “natural glow” to your everyday look. With contouring, you use a bronzer and a highlighter. This time, we will only use a matte bronzer. The general rule is to apply it on areas of the face on which the sun would naturally touch — forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones.

Oval Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • top of the forehead, along the hairline
  • apples of your cheeks (not the hollows like when you contour)
  • dust along bridge of the nose

Heart Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • forehead (apply more on hairline and temple for a more proportioned look)
  • cheekbones (heart-shaped face has prominent cheekbones so apply bronzer on the cheekbones and a little bit on the side)
  • dust bronzer on the center of the chin

Round Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • Slim the face by applying along the cheekbones downward towards the jaw. This will create a subtle rectangular effect that elongates the face a little bit.

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Rectangular/Oblong Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • middle of the forehead to shorten the length of the face
  • middle of the cheeks (right between the hollows and the top of the cheekbones)

Square Face Shape

Where to apply:

  • a little on forehead, curving to the temples to soften the corners of the face
  • top of the cheekbones

ELES Anti-Oxidant Bronzer with FREE Kabuki Brush Flatlay

The ELES Anti-Oxidant Bronzer is ideal for achieving a sunkissed glow because it is matte. It has a very natural colour but you can always build it up if you have a darker skin tone. You can also use it as an eyeshadow or under your favourite lip gloss for a touch of earthy colour on your lips. Here are other benefits:

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Paraben-free
  • Vitamins C & E condition skin and help combat the damaging effects of free radical scavengers


How to Apply Blush For Your Face Shape

When it comes to blush, one application size does not fit all. Each face shape needs a slightly different method of application to ensure you look more blushing beauty than bozo the clown.

Round Face

To slenderize a round face, apply blush in a filled-in boomerang shape on your cheek bones, with the tips right under the outer corners of your eyes and the fullest part of the arc under the inner corners of your eyes. To create the illusion of length apply a bit of blush to your chin and blend well.

Square Face
This is the trickiest to master. Start your blusher brush at the outer edges of the apples of your cheeks, the parts farthest away from your nose and sweep your blush along the upper side of your cheekbones up to your temples. Apply a little blush (or some bronzer) to the underside of your jawline and the corners of your hairline with a little blush; this will soften the angularity and keep your hairline from looking wide or flat.

Long/Rectangular Face

Dot blush directly along your cheekbones, beginning directly under the outer edge of your irises and ending at the outer corners of your eyes then blend your blush, making sure that it ends no lower than the bottoms of your earlobes. Apply a little blush or bronzer to the outer corners of your jawline to soften the angles.

Oval Face
You oval-faced beauties have it easy when it comes to make-up application – there’s not much you can do wrong! Apply your blush with a sponge or brush. Dot a circle of blush onto the highest segment of your cheekbones then sweep the blush lightly up to your temples and blend well. Finally, apply a tiny touch of blush to the center of your chin for added definition.

Heart Shaped Face
Start below your cheekbones rather than on them to ensure you don’t wind up making your face look wider than it is and dab blush all along the underside of your cheekbones up to your ears. Sweep your blush upwards and blend with a large brush, rotating it in circles.

ELES Product Prescription:
Customer Katherine said of our Mineral Blush Compact, “I have this blush in ‘rose marble’ which is the perfect shade for my pale skin. The colour is subtle and very natural. The powder is very good quality, pigment rich and glides over cheeks with ease.”
If you’re after a matte-look blush, go no further than our Mineral Matte Blush which comes in two gorgeous shades.
Our Angle Blush Brush is a must-have for blush application. Bristles are made of plush natural hair for a flawless finish.
Now get blushing!